2020 is a year unlike any other, so whether Pride in your community is spilling out into the streets, or you’re still in stay-at-home mode, a good LGBTQIA+ TV/movie day is an evergreen way to celebrate. Check our top 10 pairings for Pride 2020, below.
1. Inside Daisy Clover + Pineapple Express
The perfect film to kick off an LGBTQIA+ film/TV marathon, simply because of its legacy. Inside Daisy Clover, which was released in 1965, is widely recognized as the one of the first films to feature a gay or bisexual character openly embracing their sexuality. This entertainment-industry drama is undeniably a trailblazer for queer film, so pair a classic with a classic and smoke some Pineapple Express while watching.
2. Paris is Burning + Rainbow Sherbert
Gay culture is on fire in Paris is Burning. This groundbreaking 1990 documentary covers New York City ballroom culture, and brought vibrant and thriving Black, Latino, gay and trans communities to the forefront of American culture. Its stories of resilience and self-love are beautiful, so pair it with some rainbow Pride gummies to keep you smiling.
3. Call Me by Your Name + Cappuccino PunchBar
This 2017 film follows a forbidden romance between two men during their summer together in 1980s Italy. Elio, the 17-year-old son of a philosophy professor who hosts graduate students at their Italian home every summer, is unprepared for how hard he will fall for Oliver, his father’s latest mentee.
Its iconicism lives in the fact that it is a mainstream film that positively depicts a gay romance, although set in a time period when homosexuality was incredibly taboo. In honor of this beautiful Italian love story, pair the film with a cappuccino PunchBar, which was inspired by a trip to the land of Elio and Oliver.
4. Moonlight + Blood Orange Cardamom
Recognized as one of the best films of the past 20 years, Moonlight is a coming-of-age story that will stay with you forever once you’ve experienced it. The film follows a young Black man struggling with both his sexuality and the consequences of his skin color, and confronts the threats all Black men face in America. It’s hard to recommend a product to pair with this heavy but important topic, so maybe just focus on staying hydrated because you’ll be crying.
5. Atypical + Ritual GoodTime
If you’re in the mood for a TV show, Netflix’s Atypical is an excellent pick. The show centers around Sam Gardner, a high school boy with autism spectrum disorder. Sam’s sister Casey, a high school athlete who is dating a boy, struggles with feelings for her best friend, Izzie. It’s a lovely coming-of-age story that explores family relationships, friendships and romance with a light heart. Enjoy the journey with this relaxing tincture.
6. Milk + Lemon Lavender
Feel like feelin’ political? Pop on Milk, the biopic on gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk. Milk was the first openly gay person to be elected to office in California. During his time in office, he helped make strides for gay liberation across the world. Pair this heart-wrenching and enlightening film with a Cann of lemon lavender.
7. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson + Tangerine
Marsha P. Johnson, a trailblazer in the LGBTQIA+ community, was a Black trans woman on the frontline of the Stonewall Riot. This gripping documentary reexamines her death, which was originally ruled a suicide but is now believed to have been a murder. The film provides an important look at the contributions of the trans community to gay liberation and the need for full, intersectional equality. Munch on some tangerine gummies while you soak it in.
8. Pose + Salt Mineral Soak
For those who want to see the glamour of Paris is Burning taken to the next level, Pose is it. Guided by Dominique Brebner, MJ Rodriguez, and Indya Moore, the show explores the ballroom scene of the ’80s, but it also delves into the daily struggles of Black and Brown trans life at the time — much of which is still relatable today. If Pose inspires you to vogue hard, end the night with a nice cannabis-infused salt mineral soak to help your muscles relax.
9. The L Word + Sol Berry
The L Word, a source of inspiration for countless lesbians around the world, was groundbreaking when it aired for the first time in 2004. The first American TV show to feature a gay, bisexual and trans cast, the show was revamped in the form of 2019’s The L Word: Generation Q.
The L Word was one of the first depictions of gay characters living successful, thriving, and unapologetic lives. Smoke on this women-owned all-in-one while you’re contemplating whether you’re more of an Alice or a Shane.
10. Tales of the City + Ice Cream Cake
Last but absolutely not least is Tales of the City, the dreamy San Franciscan epic about a tight-knit group of friends living in a building together in 1970s Russian Hill. Armistead Maupin’s nine “Tales of the City” novels have been translated to the screen before, but Netflix’s adaptation is perhaps the most heart-warming. Laura Linney, Paul Gross, and Olympia Dukakis, revisit Barbary Lane and pays homage to a story that inspired gay and trans people all over the world. Pair this LGBTQIA+ classic with Anna Madrigal’s favorite: a humble joint.
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